18 Nya Smith
Nya  Smith


Miami, FL


Name: Nyamekye

Nickname: Nya, Nemy, Nemo

Years on the Team:second year

Dance Experience: I've been dancing on dance teams at all of my schools: nine years!

Hometown: Miami, FL

Nationality: Jamaican

Major: Communications

Favorite Types of Music: I listen to almost every genre of music, but my favorite will always be hip-hop/rap.

Hobbies: Besides dancing: Watching Netflix and listening to/discovering new music

Biggest Pet Peeve: Wet socks, when guys sag their pants (especially when they're wearing a belt) and improper grammar.

People of Influence (why?): Choreographer Willdabeast! I have been following him on his journey for years now. He started up just making dance videos on YouTube, and years later he's worked his way up to becoming a choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance. He showed me that anything is possible if you stay humble and continue to do what you love simply because you love it and not necessarily for the fame.

Favorite Quote: "The limit does not exist!" - Cady Heron

One Thing Most People Don't Know About You: My name is from Ghana. It means "Gift of God" and I was given this name because I was born on my mother's birthday, so technically I was my mother's birthday "GIFT."

One Word That Best Describes You: Comical

Favorite thing about FAU Dance: Performing twice at each basketball game and showing the audience a different side of the team than they're used to.


Dance Team Overview 2012


Dance 2012

FAU Student-Athletes to Read to Elementary Students


2nd And 7 Foundation Will Sponsor Event

2012 Dance Team Spring Auditions


April 21-22, 2012, 9 a.m. Registration

Dance Team 2012 Spring Clinics


Dance Coach to Host Five Clinics to Help Prepare for 2012 Auditions

FAU Cheer and Dance Teams to Compete at Nationals


Teams will take the mat Jan. 13-15 at Walt Disney World

2011-2012 Dance Team Overview


Are you ready to be a part of the FAU Owl Dance Team?

FAU Clinic and Auditions


Work with and tryout for the team

Dance Clinic Dates 2011-2012 Season


Join the Team August 8th, 9th and 10th.

Welcome New Members!


FAU Welcomes New Dance Team Members

C-USA Unbridled Ambition Learfield